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International Food and Music Festival at Tulane

February 25th, 2010

This Festival, in keeping with New Orleans’ tradition of spring festivals, is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and showcase your food and culture…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Soy Cuba" Screening

February 4th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – 7:30pm Where: The Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp Street…  read more

Professor Studies Health Care of Cuba

February 1st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo: In a Cuban clinic, Tia Tucker, right, examines a patient. Tucker is a Tulane public health alumna attending medical school…  read more

Healing the Wounds of Haiti

January 29th, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Bellino. Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a pediatrician with a public health degree from Tulane, was packing for…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: A Reading by Richard Fleming on Wednesday, Jan 27

January 27th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. A reading by Richard Fleming from his book Walking to Guantánamo Newcomb Art Gallery,…  read more

Teach-In on Haiti

January 25th, 2010

New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu In response to the devastation following the earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti, students in the Tulane Latin American Studies program are…  read more

Tulane Website for Haiti Events

January 25th, 2010

Tulane University has created a website to serve as a clearinghouse on information on the different news stories and relief efforts that are being held…  read more

Fundraisers to Help Haiti

January 22nd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Events on Friday and Saturday will be raising funds for Haitian earthquake victims. Tulane Latin American studies groups are holding…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: January 19 Opening

January 19th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. January 19 Opening: The Historic New Orleans Collection, “Louisiana and Cuba: Multiple Perspectives” (January…  read more

Unique Challenges for Aid Community in Haiti

January 19th, 2010

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu The massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, leveling the capital city of Port-au-Prince, has created a humanitarian crisis that the international community…  read more

LARC Supports Haiti through Resources and Fundraiser

January 19th, 2010

The Latin American Resource Center (LARC) has highlighted some key resources to help explore the depth and complexity of the disaster facing Haiti today. The…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Polaridad Complementaria" Opening - Saturday January 16th

January 16th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” Opening: January 16, 2010 See below for schedule…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Collecting Cuban Art" on Jan 28th and 29th

January 15th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. Collecting Cuban Art January 28-29, 2010 Sponsored by the New Orleans Museum of Art,…  read more

Cuban Images, Art Come to Campus

January 15th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Tulane’s participation in the citywide ¡Sí Cuba! celebration begins on Saturday (Jan. 16) as two exhibits open with contemporary art…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: January 14th Openings and Events

January 14th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. January 14th Events: Antenna Gallery, “Cuba, Now!” (January 9-February 7; opens January 9, 6-9…  read more

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Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.